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Transformative Aid: How UK aid can transform global development and children’s futures

In the Prime Minister’s first remarks from Downing Street, he outlined his aspiration for a powerful Britain that is “generous in temper and engaged with the world”.1 In order to fulfil this ambition of reshaping the UK’s role on the world-stage – at the same time as exiting the EU – we should start from our strengths. We should build on the 20 years of leadership provided by a first-class Department for International Development (DFID) and the UK’s broader development ecosystem. This will ensure that our approach to international development is not simply to intervene to benefit the lives of some of the world’s poorest people, but to support the transformation of countries’ essential systems – and of those countries themselves. 

Published 2019-09-23